The Exceptional List 2019: The Best Value Hotels of the World

 

The Exceptional List 2019: The Best Value Hotels

We just debuted our top experiences among the hotels we stayed at in the past year last week.

The “best value” category of “The Exceptional List” is equally important for us to share, because finding great service and stellar hospitality for agreeable prices captures the definition of value. We have found in our experience that these hotels outperform the status quo of their market or brand designation and here’s why for each one:

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The beautiful island of Murano: The best kept secret near Venice

The beautiful island of Murano: The best kept secret near Venice

Venice is a destination that attracts millions of tourists annually. While the city itself is the focus of most attention, some of the most beautiful spots are to be found in the lagoon’s many islands. Murano is one of these must-see spots while visiting Venice, it is a little island with an amazing artistic tradition, a lot of history and beauty. Continue reading

My extreme adventure: Cycling Liwa, the Saudi Arabian/United Arab Emirates Border. Plus How to Travel with your Bicycle Anywhere.

My extreme adventure: Cycling Liwa, the Saudi Arabian/United Arab Emirates Border. Plus How to Travel with your Bicycle Anywhere.

When I saved for and purchased my road bike a few years ago I was content to dream of the roadways and bike paths near my home I’d soon be traversing. Looking back on an excursion I took just this weekend it dawned on me just how far I’ve gone with this beautiful instrument and how easy it really is to make biking part of your travels. Continue reading

These are our favorite places to enjoy Italian food… In Italy!

These are our favorite places to enjoy Italian food... In Italy!

Osteria la Canonica at the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany

 

Italian food is fabulous. No one actually doubts that, but what people know about Italian food around the world can be somehow a little different than what the authentic ‘cucina’ is. Americans, for example are more familiar with a kind of Italian food that is something that has developed its own flavors and traditions and when they visit Italy sometimes they get upset not to find what they are accustomed to. There are many places to visit in such a beautiful country and excellent restaurants are not hard to find. Despite that one has to know where to go.

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